Electric bikes and commuting go together like peanut butter and jelly, or fish and chips, or ham and cheese! Once you've ridden an electric commuter bike for the first time, you'll never go back. So whats so great commuting on an electric bike?
The benefits of commuting by bike are obvious: you save money on gas and public transit, you reduce your carbon emissions and pollution, you get in shape from riding everyday, and you arrive at work energized while have fun on the way. Yet, despite the obvious advantages of travel by bike, if you ask most people why they don't commute they usually reply with some variation of the following: "I don't want to get to work all sweaty and gross..." To which you should now reply, "You wouldn't with an electric commuter bike!"
Commuting on an electric bike is the future of personal transportation for that one simple reason: you don't have to get to work all sweaty! Everyone loves riding bikes, and everyone would love to ride to work. It seems the only thing keeping them from realizing their dream is a couple of hills between home and the office and the resulting stinky armpits. With an electric commuter bike you can choose how much you want to workout. If you still want to get some good exercise, keep the motor off on the flats and shallow hills, and then power through the big ones. Of course, you could also just power the whole way through in the morning and then ride under your own power on the way home.
Some electric commuter bikes have a pedal assistance, and some are purely throttle based. Finding the right one for you depends on how much of your own power you want to go into the commute. If you want have fun commuting on an electric bike without having to work very hard, the throttle bikes are right for you. They let you set a speed and go, with minimal or no pedaling. These electric bikes are closer to mopeds than bikes, so if you're looking for a more human powered vehicle, you should check out pedal assist models. Pedal assist bikes are likely to become the standard for electric commuter bikes. These bikes, like the Sanyo Eneloop Electric Bike, smoothly integrate your own leg power and the motor to create a gradual but powerful pedal assistance. They also recharge the battery when braking or going down hill, making them far more efficient than moped style bikes. Some electric bikes, like the IF Reach DC, also fold. These bikes are super commuters.
Imagine how much fun it would be to take a nice, relaxing bike ride every day before and after work! What better way is there to wake up and get your blood flowing? What better way is there to blow off steam or unwind? When you don't have to worry about being too tired to get where you're going and you don't have to bring a change of clothes, the idea of commuting to work sounds great to almost everyone. Commuting on an electric bike is something anyone can do, and anyone can enjoy. Have a look at some of our electric bikes for commuting. Save time, save money, save the planet!